Camp Kids Path – Wilkes YMCA
June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camp Kids Path is a free camp available through Kids Path for ages 5 through 18 who have experienced a loss or are expecting a loss in the near future. By utilizing art, music and recreation, these kids come together in a therapeutic environment to learn that mourning is not a process of forgetting but a way of remembering with less pain.
The camp is planned with the developmental needs of children in mind. Activities are led by the professional bereavement staff and specially-trained volunteers. Using their expert knowledge in grief and loss, these individuals provide support for children while they are learning to appropriately express their emotions and cope with their feelings in healthy ways.
Because the bereavement staff understands the importance of parents and guardians knowing what was learned at camp, as well as the importance of remembering a loved one, a memorial service will be held at the end of each camp. During the memorial service, the children will have an opportunity to share arts, crafts, skills, poems, and a song. At the end of the memorial service, there is a butterfly or balloon release.
To register or receive more info, please call Mountain Valley Hospice’s Kids Path Coordinator at 336-789-2922.
- Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care